Chicago, ILL. – New census figures show about one million people left Illinois between 1995 and 2000. Most of them went to Wisconsin or Indiana, but overall the state's population increased during that time. It now has a population of about 12.4 million, up from 12 million.
Also, about 665,000 people moved into Illinois from other states during that period.
Nearly 85,000 moved away to Indiana; just more than 80,000 moved to Wisconsin.
St. Louis, MO – Voters in DeSoto Tuesday approved letting the school district borrow $7.6 million for school construction following a tornado in May. Insurance will cover the tornado damage to the buildings but officials wanted to also upgrade them while workers repair them.
In St. Louis County, tax increase questions were approved in Crestwood and Overland but rejected in Crystal Lake Park. Ferguson and Pine Lawn will join 10 other cities in charging a fine for keeping a building vacant too long.
St. Louis, MO – He faced the gas chamber and lived. A one-and-a-half-year-old red chow-besinji mix was herded into the chamber with other strays to be euthanized Tuesday at the St. Louis animal control center.
But when the process was over Quentin was still alive. Animal control didn't have the heart to gas the dog again so they turned him over to Stray Rescue of St. Louis, a no-kill shelter run by Randy Grim.
St. Louis, MO – Moore is angered by what she perceives as Mayor Slay's interference in the operation of the St. Louis Public Schools. Her letter paraphrases biblical passages, saying "the Lord shall send upon Francis Slay and anyone who helps him cursing, vexation and rebuke until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly." Slay's office issued the following written statement:
Jefferson City, MO – About 16,000 Missourians are eligible to share in the state's $13 million portion of a national settlement with a home mortgage company.
Attorney General Jay Nixon says people who obtained home mortgage loans directly from Household or Beneficial Finance from January 1999 to last September will be able to claim settlement payments beginning this week.